French 4 at a gentle pace: module 1
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LF418
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to further improve your upper intermediate French, at a gentle pace. You will build up your confidence by learning the language gradually with the emphasis on speaking and listening. You will increase your fluency and the course will give you a greater insight into French life and culture.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
These may vary according to the needs and interests of the group, but we plan to offer the following:
Topics: current affairs, cultural matters, films or books
Grammar: this will depend on the group’s needs and knowledge (e.g. subjunctive, complex pronouns, indirect speech).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- have more confidence in your ability to understand and be understood in simple French
- understand the main information and some detailed information of written and aural texts
- express your opinion about current affairs
- give your opinion about a film or a book
- discuss French current affairs and cultural matters
Please note that the learning outcomes may vary depending on the general progress made by the students.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for those who have completed French 3 upper at a gentle pace, or anyone with a similar level of knowledge who wishes to extend their knowledge at a gentle pace.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology (e.g. the subjunctive, the conditional, direct and indirect speech, pronouns).
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The course is based on the tutor's own materials. You will be told in class if there are any helpful supplementary materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 4 at a gentle pace: module 2.
Pascale is passionate about learning and teaching, both in face-to-face and online formats. She has taught various age groups and subjects over the years but enjoys working with adults most, and still finds teaching her mother tongue challenging and full of surprises. She particularly enjoys the feeling of wellbeing which emanates from a happy class, and when students spontaneously help each other: that's when she knows they are on the right path. Pascale holds an MA in English and is a trained French tutor for adults. She also has an Online Tutoring qualification and has worked as a Learning Technologist.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.